Roseland Community Land Trust

Affordable Housing
the people of the Roseland
the people of the Roseland

Roseland CLT Limited is a charitable Community Land Trust. The Trust was formed in 2007 for the benefit of the Community of the Parish of St Just in Roseland and extended (in 2015) to include the Parishes of Gerrans, Philleigh, Ruan Lanihorne and Veryan to carry out a number of Objects for the Community including:

  • the provision of houses and any associated amenities for persons in necessitous circumstances upon terms appropriate to their means;
  • the maintenance, improvement or provision of public amenities;
  • the advancement of education and/or vocational training amongst the residents of the area of benefit and the creation of training and employment opportunities by the provision of workspace, buildings and/or land for use on favourable terms.

The Charity is committed to achieving a wide membership in order to enhance its accountability to the local community. It is controlled by a Board of Trustees drawn from and elected by the members.

If you would like more information, please contact the Secretary:
Anne Treverton, Harriets, Treworthal, Ruan Highlanes, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5LR OR
use the Contact Us email facility.

What is a CLT?

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are local organisations set up and run by ordinary people to develop and manage homes as well as other assets important to that community, like community enterprises, food growing or workspaces. A CLT’s main task is to make sure these homes are genuinely affordable, based on what people actually earn in their area, not just for now but for every future occupier.

There are now over 170 Community Land Trusts in England and Wales. The largest have over 1000 members each. CLTs will have developed 3000 new affordable homes by 2020 (for more info: ​​ 
A Roseland-wide supply of Affordable Housing.
​With your support, the Roseland Plan was passed by referendum in August 2015 with a resounding majority and a mandate to implement Plan priorities for the benefit of Roseland residents.

One of the Plan's highest priorities is to facilitate the provision of the affordable housing needed by the Roseland community. An important by-product will be the increase in the number of full time residents on the Roseland, strengthening the community as a whole.

The delivery of affordable housing by this Roseland-based CLT was flagged in the Plan. The community’s clear desire is to protect the landscape and provide housing (and other) development through re-use of existing buildings and previously developed land wherever possible and minimise building on greenfield sites. As a result, the affordable housing needed by the community will be provided primarily through small scale developments. 
March 2017
Based on Cornwall Council’s Analysis of Homechoice Register 
1. The Homechoice register was updated significantly in 2016 and is being managed pro-actively by the Cornwall Council Affordable Housing Team.

2. In the tables below, Cornwall Council; eligibility rules have been used. The Roseland Plan local connection criteria (adopted by the CLT) are slightly stricter, so the numbers who qualify would be slightly lower than those given here.

3. The level of need has been assessed by Cornwall Council in Bands, ie:
  • Band A - Urgent Need
  • Band B - High Need
  • Band C - Medium Need
  • Band D - Low Need
  • Band E - No Need

Summary - March 2017 Assessment of Need

Cornwall Council’s Homechoice Register shows that to satisfy the assessed high, medium and low need, approximately 40 affordable houses are needed on the Roseland. The total need is for:

  • 20 residences with 1 bedroom
  • 15 two-bedroom residences
  •   4 three-bedroom residences
  •   1 four-bedroom residence.
Housing need summary, March 2017

Published by the Roseland CLT. Registered in England No: 6231809. Registered as a Charity: 1128350.